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"Lincoln's Sparrow"
Lincoln's Sparrow:    The Lincoln's Sparrow was named after Thomas Lincoln, who was with the naturalist James Audubon when he discovered the bird in Labrador in 1833, and who shot the bird for Audubon to study. Originally in his 1841 publication "The birds of America" (Vol.III), Audubon used "Lincoln's Pinewood-Finch" as the heading and on his sketch, while in the text he called the bird "Tom's Finch" and a few paragraphs later "Lincoln's Finch".

Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "Sparrow is based on the Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'flutterer'."


 
January ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Rentenaar Road. Cold crisp sunny winter day. Image taken January 2, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


January ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

Image, 2011, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2011, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. LaFramboise Road. Blustery winter day, spots of sun, spots of rain. Image taken January 8, 2011. Canon EOS, 400mm.


January ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 24, 2008.

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January ... Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken January 30, 2019. Canon EOS, 400mm.
Image, 2019, Woodland Bottoms, Cowlitz County, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Image taken January 30, 2019. Canon EOS, 400mm.


February ... Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Overcast and gray day. Image taken February 11, 2011. Canon EOS, 400mm.


January ... Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


February ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Sauvie Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Gray and overcast with occasional sun. Image taken February 15, 2012. Canon EOS, 400mm.


March ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Sunny winter day. Image taken March 4, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


March ... Sauvie Island, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Sauvie Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Lincoln's Sparrow, Sauvie Island, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2011. Canon EOS, 400mm.



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